Yes, I’m fine (at least entering the 2021 season) with Mullins as your 4th OFer and a speed guy to being off the bench late in games.
Let’s just stop pretending he has any kind of real upside or that he should be starting, that’s all.
Yeah, Mullins is pretty clearly not a starting MLB outfielder, at least not for a team that hopes to be successful. But Mullins does look like he will hit/bunt enough to be a decent 4th outfielder who can pinchrun and serve as a defensive substitution at all three outfield positions at a reasonable level.
Considering he didn't look rosterable last year, that is still a pleasant surprise. He will still be making the minimum through 2022 and he still has options, so he provides some flexibility.
Hopefully Ryan McKenna will hit/bunt well enough to replace Mullins in that role by the end of 2021
Agreed. Good to see both Hays and Mullins putting together a solid season at this level. I think Mullins has value as a 4th outfielder who can play all 3 positions and provide speed of the bench. His arm is even worse than advertised though, and it was advertised as serviceable at best.
If he’s a 2.5 win player making 3.5M, he’s one of the better surplus values in the league, especially when you take away pre arb players.
I could see him providing some value to someone but I would think it would be a contender and one who has a big need at SS. How many of those exist?
That being said, why wouldn’t the Os keep him? Don’t get me wrong, I would trade him if we got value but the Os have nothing at SS anytime soon and I would guess his value to the Os is more than what they could get in trade.